Ithaca, N.Y. — The city of Ithaca announced on Tuesday that the owner of 404 West Green Street has pleaded guilty to 288 counts of violations in court.

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Transeuropa Partnership, owner of the vacant property, agreed to a $15,000 fine and will face additional fines of up to $30,000, according to a news release from the city.

Here’s what the city said happened:

A 2006 inspection of the premises revealed the dilapidated condition of the property and Transeuropa was ordered by the Building Commissioner to make repairs to the structure. Transeuropa made no repairs and after subsequent inspections in 2012 and 2014,

Transeuropa was again ordered to make repairs to the structure. Again, the required repairs were not made and in December 2014, Transeuropa was charged with numerous violations.

Transeuropa plead guilty to 96 violations including Failure to Maintain the Property, Permitting the Property to Become an Unsafe Structure and Failing to Obey Orders of the Building Commissioner, resulting in a $15,000 fine.

Guilty pleas were entered to 192 additional counts for which an Affidavit of Confession of Judgment for $30,000 was signed and held by the Court, to be returned to Transeuropa if the structure is brought in compliance with all codes within a period of approximately six months, with the failure to do so resulting in forfeiture of the $30,000 to the City.


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Jeff Stein

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